A few weeks ago I was invited to the Australian launch party for Enjoy Life.While I, unfortunately, was unable to attend they did send me a gift pack containing a few of the range. Enjoy Life products are free from 7 allergens including, gluten, milk, tree nuts, peanuts, soy, egg and sesame seeds. They are all created in a dedicated nut and gluten free facility. The rest of the world has been able to enjoy this brand for a while and Mondelēz International has brought them to our shores.
Here in Australia, the brand has released three Crunchy Cookies and three Chewy Bars. These should be available in Woolworths stores across Australia by the end of July. The six products you’ll be able to find in the health food aisle include:
- Dark Crunchy Cookies with Chocolate Chips
- Chocolate Chip Crunchy Cookies
- Vanilla Honey Crunchy Cookies
- Cocoa Chocolate Chip Chewy Bars
- Roasted Sunflower Seed Chewy Bars
- Mixed Berry Chewy Bars
Current pricing in Woolworths is set at the box of cookies for $6.50 and the chewy bars for $6.00. With 5 chewy bars in a box, each bar is worth $1.20.
The dark crunchy cookies and chocolate chip cookies are the two varieties that were sent to me. The cookies are of course free of the 7 major allergens listed above. However, these two boxes also state that they are free of shellfish, fish, molluscs, celery, lupin and mustard. Furthermore, they contain Sulphites less than 10ppm and are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Talk about these two varieties catering to the majority of dietary requirements. Now when the pack says crunchy they do mean crunchy. These cookies are thin and firm with a wonderful crunch as you bite into them. The dark chocolate with chocolate chips are a bit crumbly but the chocolate chips melt in your mouth leaving behind a bitter dark chocolate note.
The chocolate chip has the same texture as their dark chocolate cousins but with a lighter flavour. I think they may be a little bit moister too, again the choc chips melt in your mouth. Both of these cookies would be fantastic to dip into a glass of milk. Despite my preference for gooey cookies, these are really tasty and I had to stop myself eating the entire pack.
Just like the crunchy cookies, the chewy bars are specially made to be free of the 7 allergens listed above. Their packets also specify that they are free from shellfish, fish, molluscs, celery, lupin and mustard as well. Again the bars contain sulphites less than 10ppm and these are only suitable for vegetarians. My hands down favourite of the two I received was the mixed berry. It has a lovely sweet note from the berry pieces amongst a delicious chewy block. My favourite part about both of the flavours is the rice crisps which add a crunch of texture to an otherwise one-dimensional bar. I definitely will be buying these again for my handbag.
I was a bit concerned I wasn’t going to like the texture on the Roasted Sunflower seed bar, however, I was happily proven wrong. They have a wonderful nuttiness without any of the actual nuts. The roasted flavour definitely comes through followed by a sweet honey relief. Again like the mixed berry, the rice crisps add a crunch of texture. I will happily eat the rest of the pack and would eat them again.
Vanilla Honey Cookies and Cocoa Chocolate Chip Bars
Thankfully during my weekly shopping, I found the other two varieties that Enjoy Life didn’t send me. The Vanilla Honey crunchy cookies have a slightly chewy texture to them. They have a beautiful honey flavour and remind both Brody and me somewhat of ginger snap cookies. These crunchy biscuits, unlike the other two flavours, are not suitable for vegans due to the presence of Honey. They are still free from the 7 allergens as well as the shellfish, fish and so on.
The Cocoa Chocolate Chip chewy bar is much richer than the other two. There is a slight date aftertaste which I didn’t mind. Otherwise, it’s very much just a chewy brownie bar with chocolate chips inside. This chewy bar is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans, unlike the others. It is, of course, free of the 7 allergens and the shellfish, fish and so on.
The Enjoy life products are perfect lunchbox snacks for those schools who require allergen-free lunches. The bars are also perfect for popping into your handbag as a snack or “in case” product. I can definitely imagine buying these on a somewhat regular basis as they are handy and taste pretty good. Don’t forget to check your health food aisle to see if they have been stocked yet. If not, don’t fret as mentioned above they should be Australia wide by the end of July.
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Until Next Time;
Ashlee; The Aussie Coeliac
Note: Some of these products were sent to me to review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own despite the products being sent to me.